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  • Undergraduate Witnesses Birth of a Goddess

    Anna Portnoy had come halfway around the world to witness the birth of a goddess. It was a difficult delivery. As a junior concentrating in the Study of Religion, Portnoy…

  • Hindu Monk and Swami To Give Lecture Friday

    His Holiness Bhakti Bhavana Vishnu Maharaj, a Hindu monk and swami of the Gaudiya Vaishnava lineage, will give a lecture titled “Gaudiya Vaishnavism: The Spiritual Science of Vedic India” on…

  • Scientists Probe Northern Hemisphere Ozone Loss — ‘Spy’ planes fly over Russia for the first time in 40 years

    As you read this, frigid air spirals slowly downward from the stratosphere into the winter darkness of the arctic, part of a complex process destroying the ozone layer that shields…

  • Art Museums Celebrate a Decade of Collecting

    Beginning in March, the Harvard University Art Museums will present the first in a series of exhibitions showcasing a decade of additions to their collections. More than 475 works will…

  • Police Log

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department for the week ending Feb. 19. The official log is located at Police Department Headquarters, 29 Garden…

  • Design Students Envision Future in Middle East Border Cities

    Mention the word “studio,” and one generally thinks of an artist’s garret, preferably one with northern light. At the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), however, a studio has no…

  • Priceline.com Founder To Speak at Business School

    Jay Walker, founder and vice chairman of Priceline.com, will speak about “The Future of the Internet” on Thursday, March 2, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Burden Auditorium on the…

  • Crystal Sparkles

    When the quintessential master of ceremonies took the stage to accept the Pudding Pot at the Hasty Pudding Theatre on Thursday night, he got exactly what he bargained for. Six-time…

  • Harvard Hosts Sixth National Girls and Women in Sports Day

    Young athletes from all over Boston converged on Harvard on a chilly Saturday in February. They took instruction from Harvard coaches and student-athletes. They labored and sweated, pushing themselves to…

  • SPH Researchers Teach Russians ‘Germ Warfare’

    In the summer of 1993, an outbreak of a waterborne disease in Milwaukee killed more than 100 people and sickened 400,000 others. The crisis could have been ripped from the…

  • Education Students To Present Research on Range of Topics at Conference

    The Harvard Graduate School of Education (GSE) will hold its fifth annual Student Research Conference and International Forum on Feb. 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Gutman…

  • Notes

    Journalist Helen Thomas to Speak at Law School The Harvard Law School Forum will present speaker Helen Thomas, “dean” of the White House Press Corps and UPI-Washington Bureau chief, on…

  • Police Log

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department for the week ending Feb. 12. The official log is located at Police Department Headquarters, 29 Garden…

  • From Our Hearts To Yours

    It¹s a yearly tradition for members of the Harvard Neighbors Quilting Group to make quilts for the children’s ward of Cambridge City Hospital and present them on Valentine’s Day.

  • What’s It Like To Be President of Harvard? Inquiring seventh-graders want to know

    At noon on a very wet Valentine’s Day, a lively group of seventh graders from the Grover Cleveland Middle School in Dorchester entered a lecture hall in Byerly Hall to…

  • Crimson Women Bring Home the Beanpot

    Harvard sophomore Jennifer Botterill’s overtime goal gave Harvard (15-4-3) a 4-3 win over Northeastern in the championship game of the 22nd-annual women’s Beanpot Tournament at the Bright Hockey Center. Botterill,…

  • Study: Most Still Undecided On Presidential Candidate

    The front-runner in this year’s presidential campaign is no one at all, says a new survey conducted by the Kennedy School of Government’s Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and…

  • Truckin’ Toward a Degree in Natural Sciences

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  • Kennedy School Executive Dean Burke Accepts Post at Smithsonian Institution

    Sheila Burke, executive dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, has accepted a post as Undersecretary for American Museums, Programs and National Outreach at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.…

  • Sounding Your Os and Rs

    One of the grand mysteries of language concerns the nature of vowels and consonants. Are they really different entities processed separately by the brain, or just artificial labels developed for…

  • Queen For A Day

  • Artist Melanie Yazzie To Lecture at GSE

    The Harvard Native American Program and the Askwith Education Forum at the Graduate School of Education will present artist Melanie Yazzie in a lecture and slide show titled “Holding the…

  • Harvard AIDS Institute Opens HIV Laboratory in Botswana

    A southern African nation that has been decimated by a quick-spreading subtype of the AIDS virus is now ground zero in the battle against it. Dedication ceremonies for the new…

  • Arts Event Set at HMS

    Black students at Harvard Medical School, in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources, Student Affairs, the Joint Committee on the Status of Women and other student groups, invite all…

  • Imagitas Fellowship Established at KSG

    The Newton-based company, Imagitas, has established a new summer fellowship program at the Kennedy School of Government. The program will pay a stipend of $7,000 each to ten to fifteen…

  • Making the World Feel at Home

    In 1979, Harvard’s 40 Iranian students underwent an overnight transformation. From being nationals of a “friendly” country, under the Shah, they became suddenly suspect when an Islamic fundamentalist regime swept…

  • Memorial Service Planned for Perry Townsend Rathbone

    A memorial service for Perry Townsend Rathbone ’33, will be held Friday, Feb. 25, at 4:00 pm in Memorial Church, the Reverend Peter Gomes presiding. Rathbone was the director of…

  • More Than 2,000 To Convene in Boston for Harvard Model United Nations Conference

    Hoping to foster international good will and peacekeeping, more than 2,000 college students from all over the world will gather in Boston this week to participate in Harvard’s National Model…

  • Newsmakers

    Rev. Gomes Delivers Sermon at University of Cambridge The Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes delivered one of six formal “University Sermons” in the Church of St. Mary the Great at…

  • Spong To Give Noble Lectures At Memorial Church

    Harvard’s Memorial Church will host the 101st annual William Beldon Noble Lectures, which will be given by the Right Rev. John S. Spong, on March 6, 7, and 8 at…